People are Suffering, we need Your HELP !!!

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Folks we’ve started a small campaign to help support our ministry’s efforts in helping others in need. There is so much that is offered through this program but, it can not support it’s self indefinitely. Every dollar goes to support this 501 c3 organization which is now part of our ministry efforts by forming the HSACC. (Holy See of Antioch Celtic Cross Medical Outreach Division). And everyone knows it takes funds to do all the good we do and help us to expand the program and sustain it for years to come. So please, help support our efforts, it will be greatly appreciated. The campaign officially ends at 11:59pm (EST) on Dec. 23rd, 2014. So help us make Christmas and the New Year, a little better for those individuals and families. Your financial aid and support is needed now ! (+)

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The

Holy See of Antioch

Celtic Cross Medical Outreach Program

Serving our Lord Jesus Christ

and His flock wherever and however He guides our hearts and efforts.

Organizational Affiliations through our ministry efforts.

Chaplain Richard Allen Lanza

Executive Director of the Lorain County Aids / Hiv Task Force

& Director of the Celtic Cross Medical Outreach Division

with the Holy See of Antioch International Chaplains Association of the Celtic Cross

With blessed greetings to life and service of Gods children in need.

Below you will find videos, stories and Outreach programs that go above and beyond the calling of just preaching behind a pulpit.

Our ministry is proud to bring to your attention the work of our ministry and partners that continually seek ways to help those that need help the most.

Here in our own communities around the United States of America

and

around the globe.

(More to be added as information warrants)

Holy See of Antioch

Celtic Cross Medical Outreach Program

Lorain County Resource Center

1800 Livingston Ave. Building A, Suite 301

Lorain, Ohio 44052

Office Phone: 440-233-1086

Fax Number: 440-233-1089

Our Motto’s

“ A community of individuals, helping individuals in our community “

“Help Spread the word of prevention and help stop the spread of HIV”

Coming together for the community to access the needs in Lorain County, Ohio.

The services we offer at NO cost or charge.

1. Lorain County Aids Task Force

(Is a 501 c3 non-profit organization with 100 % volunteer force.

A. HIV testing, Oral swab with results in 20 minutes (test kits provided by the Ohio Dept. Of Health

B. Also we help the need of housing with a designated Housing Case Management for PLWA. (People Living With Aids)

C Plus Case Management Services for PLWA and Food Pantry Assistance Resource for PLWA patients and their families

D. Referrals and Follow Up to medical care

E. HIV Prevention Counselors

and HIV Outreach Programs

F. Support Groups for HIV / Aids

infected and affected people

G. HIV / Aids Advocacy

H. Education programs to the community regarding HIV / Aids

I. Collaboration with other community agencies to provide improved services to PLWA and their families

2. Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center

3. Ohio Benefit Bank

Counselors help in applying for assistance from Lorain Count Jobs & Family Services

4. Tax Assistance: During tax season

5. SSI.SSDI Specialist Counselors

help with applying for disability benefits

6. Golden Buckeye Card (Processing for the disabled)

7. Red Ribbon Ministries

8. Voter Registration Center

9. Community Service Site: For non-violent offenders

10. Holy See of Antioch Celtic Cross Church & Ministry Program Services

Celtic Cross Chapter of Awareness & Wellness

An Open Public Meeting format educating people with Addictions, Mental Health Issues and Spiritual Growth

The Watchman Group Bible Study Program

Featuring the Word of Promise Biblical Audio Program for better learning
New Testament and Holy Bible Distribution Program

and much, much more !

(https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hiv-aids-prevention-education-fund-raiser/x/8953030)

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Thy Holy Writ

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1st Thessalonians, chapter 5 verses 5 -10 (NKJV)

5) You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.
6) Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.
7) For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.
8) But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.
9) For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
10) who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.

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An organization called the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism post this guideline on their public website and I quoted it here.

” If you are like many Americans, you drink alcohol at least occasionally. For many people, moderate drinking is probably safe. It may even have health benefits, including reducing your risk of certain heart problems. Moderate drinking is one drink a day for women or anyone over 65, and two drinks a day for men under 65.

Some people should not drink at all, including alcoholics, children, pregnant women, people on certain medicines and people with some medical conditions. If you have questions about whether it is safe for you to drink, speak with your healthcare provider.

Anything more than moderate drinking can be risky. Binge drinking – drinking five or more drinks at one time – can damage your health and increase your risk for accidents, injuries and assault. Years of heavy drinking can lead to liver disease, heart disease, cancer and pancreatitis. It can also cause problems at home, at work and with friends.”

There is more on their website to explore and it is a great place for factual information to get help if you or someone you know needs help with this very serious issue. You can find them at this website: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/alcohol.htm.

However, here locally in downtown Lorain, Ohio our ministry supports an alcohol and drug abuse group program called the Celtic Cross Chapter of A. A. The group meets this evening and every Thursday evening at 8:00 pm (EST) in the Cafeteria at the Lake View Plaza High Rise Apartment Building, located at 310 West 7th Street and Reid Ave. It is classified as an open meeting, so anyone can come. It is run by Deacon Arlen Glispy Jr. better known as Deacon AJ. There is plenty of parking and refreshments available for those that attend. The Group Motto is: ” A community of individuals helping individuals in our community”. Worth noting here is that it is every type of addiction problem that they aid folks with. Not just alcohol. Family, friends or someone who cares, can get the support they need to make a positive difference in someone’s life. Even if that life is your own. So come and let a community of individuals help you in our community.

Have a blessed day folks…
Bp. Andrew R. M. Manley DD., O.S.A., O.S.P.

http://www.celticcrossministry.com

info@celticcrossministry.com

One of Seven Holy Sacraments…

The Seven Sacraments
Honored and held in Reverence
by this ministry and our church affiliations of
The Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry, The Evangelical Church of the Celtic Cross, The Old Universal Church of the Celtic Cross and
The Independent Catholic Church of the Celtic Cross

By Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD., Th.D., M.R.Php., B.D.,    O.S.A., O.S.P., O.S.B., S.O.BB.

The Sacrament of Baptism

The Sacrament of Penance or known as Penitents

The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist also known as Communion

The Sacrament of Confirmation

The Sacrament of Matrimony which is Marriage

The Sacrament of Holy Orders other wise known as Ordination

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

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They are to be classified as an outward sign given and instituted by Christ as examples of giving grace. Jesus Christ is the sacrament. For he gave his life to save mankind. He and His gift to the world was an outward symbol of his love, grace, mercy, humility and humanity to the generations of mankind. It is fitting and proper that we continue to pass on through the generations these examples which are the foundation of all Christian Faith. It is Christ that intercedes with the giving of the sacraments which allows His grace to continually effluence mankind.

In the days of Pentecost, Christ sent the Holy Spirit to the Apostles so to help them to govern over the flock as He did. He was and still is today the good shepherd and as a good shepherd watches over and still tends to His chosen through the means of the Holy Sacraments.

In the Gospel of John, chapter 17, verses 18, 20 & 21 is quoted as “ As the Father has sent me, even so I send you”. Christ is the head of all Christian faith and churches. This is reaffirmed through the scriptures of the book of Colossians, chapter 1, verse 18 which states that, Jesus is the head of his body the church. So that makes the church itself a sacrament, instituted by Christ to give grace to all Peoples.

These sacraments are the holy examples given to the body of His church so to aid one to lead a good life in this world and help save mankind by giving us all the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven.

Jesus put forth and instituted the sacraments as part of the Liturgical of early Christendom and are now tradition to be passed on for all future generations. We celebrate in the mysteries of Christ’ life. Through His sacrifice on the cross, in His dyeing and through His resurrection. The word Sacrament is derived from the Greek word for mystery and was translated in the Latin to be sacramentum, now in the English translation to be sacrament.

The following forgoing are exemplified in reference to Ephesians, chapter 1, verse 19, also chapter 3, verse 9 as well as in Colossians, chapter 1, verse 27. With the grace of salvation given to mankind by Christ’s Crucifixion are now formally expressed through the giving of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Communion, Penitent’s the Anointing of the Sick and Dyeing along with the granting of Ordination or as some call it, Holy Orders and Marriage. Keep in mind that the word Sacrament still means and is called the Mysteries of faith in tens of thousands of Christian Churches around the globe even today.

Many Christian Churches recognize these seven sacraments and hold steadfast on their inherent value or rather importance to what the early Christian leaders felt was to unify all followers of Christ’ and the Apostolic teachings. Think of it this way, if we were to break down the sacraments into say three distinct categories their inherent value can be understood in better relation as to why they are so important to all Christians. One, the initiation. The Initiations are the Baptism, Confirmation and Communion. Two, restorative or rather restore. The Restorative attributes are the sacraments of Penance as well as the Anointing of the Sick. I say restorative because both offer one healing and a renewal in life and even after life. That leaves us with two more and they are classified to some as inherent vocation. Which means that they are life altering in that they both unite two into one meaning to unify or join together unto the Holy Trinity. The are the vocation of Ordination / Holy Orders and Matrimony / Marriage.

This last one mentioned, Marriage is no less sacred as that of any other one of the six sacraments. It is for this reason and backed by the Holy Word of God, that marriage is and always will be, between a man and a woman. No other union is acceptable to the Holy Trinity and sacred values passed down to mankind through Christ, Himself. He made it what it is. Mankind has no right to perverse this sacred sacrament. No matter what man sanctions as rule in the land. God rules of the Church and the sanctity of these sacraments. Especially the sacrament of marriage.

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The sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Ordination are given but once. Once for they are sufficient as a seal upon one’s soul as affirmed in the following scriptures. 2nd Corinthians, chapter 1, verses 21 & 22, Ephesians, chapter 4, verse 30 and the book of Revelations offer us a firm relation to it as a permanent seal in chapter 7, verse 3. There by making each sacrament an individual link to an external showing of public and even privet ritual or rite such as in a rite of passage, which it is. The symbolization of water used in baptism becomes a physical sensation that is felt by the element itself. By purifying and or cleansing ones person of past iniquities. It offers a renewed spiritual enlightenment of being “born again” pure and without sin.

This is essential for all persons of any era. Meaning the Past, Present and even Future. Every act of any of the sacraments offers a special ecclesiastical understanding and acceptance on the individual going through the ritual. It therefore becomes, the key which unlocks the proverbial closed heart and mind of mankind and opens it to the deity known as the Heavenly Father. It is the very basis of a foundation which builds on faith, communication and trust between man and the Holy Trinity.

It is no longer that man is alone in this world, but rather that through these rituals, one can begin to grow and see the world for what it really is and with a newness that only the grace of God on that person can give and even experience. It becomes for that person a form of continued growth in spirit and enabling them to begin to finally transform and unlock and let free, the true heart and soul that is unique to a lasting relationship between man and God.

The word baptism from the Greek means to immerse, dip or plunge. If the individual is an infant or adult it is customary to anoint them with Holy Oil. The Holy Oil is called the oil of catechumens. And so to give you a little better understanding of this I refer to the reference of Wikipedia which states that, the “oil of catechumens is to help strengthen the person about to be baptized, and prepare them for the struggle (ascesis) of the Christian life”. And that it “is the ointment of those preparing for baptism. It wards off what is evil. It brings wisdom and strength.” It also is to be blessed by a Bishop during the Holy Week and given to each congregation by the minister or priest. It is primarily used during baptism, and any occasion which requires a sanctified blessing. Such as with the other sacraments.

Allow me to also note here for further clarification, on the tradition of the baptismal rite. The ritual is usually witnessed by the parents, godparents, or individual making the profession of faith. The importance of the parents being present is to offer them an opportunity to reaffirm not only themselves of their own baptism but rather to solidify that they promise to bring the child up in the Christian way of life and guiding them along the path of life aiding the child to grow spiritually and firmly grounded in the Christian doctrine of the Holy Word of God. Not mankind and its many denominations. Though there is a place for all Christian denominations and non-denominations as long as what they teach is the true Holy word of God and not conjecture of theology or philosophy.

The presence of the “God Parent is to affirm that if, something untimely were to happen to the parents, that there will be another member of the Christian family (ie; fellow brother or sister in Christ, be they blood or not) that is trusted and respected by the parents and the church to step in if necessary and continue to raise the child within the organization and instruction of the body of Christ.

The traditional ritual of the baptism consists of a duly appointed and ordained minister immersing the baby or individual in water or by pouring water on their head, while saying “I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” Then the baby or elder individual is anointed with the blessed chrism oil.

The sacrament of baptism is the basis of the whole Christian experience. The very foundation if you will. It is a requirement and completely necessary for the saving grace of God to take place in one’s life. I refer to the Gospel of John, chapter 3, verse 5, which conveys that the person is a new in Christianity and is but a child no matter what age one takes the sacrament and then becomes by doing so, a child of God. Belong to Him and His family, for eternity.

I have to make mention here a note as to how special the rite of baptism truly is. In order to come to this phase of commitment with your spiritual newness, you must first be sent to Christ and accept all that He is and then you have to be accepted by Him (Christ Jesus), to warrant the calling to be baptized. For no one can go to Jesus unless the Father sends them and no one can come unto the Father unless Christ send them. That alone shows how special any individual (infant or adult) is to the Holy Trinity.

Also, before someones says, well the infant didn’t have a choice to accept what baptism is or even means and that it is not right to force it upon them. Wrong ! God and Christ with the Holy Spirit touched the parents and Godparents as well as the Church leaders. They, meaning the Holy Trinity and those called upon by them, had them ( the parents and godparents) bring forth the child and  given the sacrament. Remember, No One, means NO ONE, comes unto them, God or Christ unless they themselves invite you (infant or not) and then they send their loving and graciously merciful, Holy Spirit upon all of them and cause them to act and carry through with the ritual and rite of baptism on behalf of the said infant or child.

Well, for now I will leave you with these thoughts and over time I will write about the other six sacraments in detail as the Holy Trinity touches my heart to do so. However, for now this is enough meat for you to digest (so to speak). Until next time, may the love of God be with you and the calling of Jesus Christ upon your life lead you straight to Heavens gate and may it be opened unto you upon your arrival. In Jesus’ Holy and Blessed Name. I pray for you. Amen

God bless you always, sincerely your servant in Christ Jesus,
Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD., O.S.A., O.S.P., O.S.B., O.S.MM.
Founder of the Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry and the Evangelical Church of the Celtic Cross, Old Universal Church of the Celtic Cross and the Independent Catholic Church of the Celtic Cross
03/2013

“Now is your Opportunity”

Psalm: # 90, verse 13 & 14
1st Reading: Jeremiah, chapter 18, verses 1 – 11
2nd Reading: Matthew, chapter 4, verses 16 – 25
Gospel Reading: Luke, chapter 16, verses 19 – 26

Co Lecturers: Mother Superiour Linda Kreeger o.s.mm.
and Deacon Arlen Glispy Jr. o.s.a.
Celebrant: Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD., o.s.a., o.s.p.

Note: All readings are read from the New King James Version Holy Bible by Thomas Publishing
Music Selection comes from the Gathers, The Old Rugged Cross Album

Your help is very NEEDED… Please…

Warriors, Your help is needed, please click the link below and if God leads your heart to help Karen and her son through a real tough time please do so. Time is running out. And there are few if any options left for them. This is very, very important to me.

I don’t and have not asked anyone for tithes and only once in 4 years have I asked for a love offering to help this ministry and at no time has anyone ever sent help. That is OK, in my heart I never really expected anyone to come to my aid.

But this is different. It’s not for me but for two people who I know very, very well and who when I was homeless, helped me out and yes their story here is true. I have even been helping these folks out by putting them in contact with state and county agencies here in Ohio but to no avail.

Now they have no where to turn and I am still doing what I can to help them. Karen and Jon are really good people and they really do, need your help. So please do what you can and donate even a few dollars.  For every dollar truly does help.

Remember what goes around comes around and who knows, you might find yourself or someone you know in this same type of situation. Besides you know as well as I do that God loves a cheerful giver and that you will be blessed 100 fold for doing so. Thank you with all my heart and prayers…

http://www.microgiving.com/profile/stthomasdr

Time for a change. As heard from those in the know.

It is time for a change. A change for Life. A change for Justice. A change for those that can NOT speak for themselves. A change to do that which, we know is right in the sight of God and mankind. A change that is fair, balanced but for the right reasons NOT for self centered reasons. It is time for a change and the time is now.

Mankind makes bad decisions everyday without having a legal right to do so. Why than just give them a free pass to make one whenever they feel like it? That’s what we will be doing if we don’t take the time to stand up for those that can’t make a real choice if their lives depended on it. Those people that would rather listen to a friend, or worse yet not try to see what options are available to them, other than taking an innocent life.

No change today, no change tomorrow, no change next week, no change next month. No change in this election, will mean millions of innocent lives will have no choice of their own. No choice to speak for themselves. There is no time like the present and mostly, there is no time to waist.

So I ask you, how much time do you need to do what is right for future generations of your own bloodline. Yes, your human immortality will be at jeopardy. Is that your will? Is that what you want for your children and grandchildren? Your great grandchildren? Even your great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandchildren? I used 14 great grand children because that is the number in the genealogy of life from the beginning to the birth of Jesus Christ himself.

Just think what the world would be like, if someone in His genealogy had had an abortion anywhere along the line. Isn’t it time to be a real man, a real woman that has love for life and not free will to take life. Yes there is a choice and Jesus is waiting to see what choice you will make.

Would you condone murder by looking the other way? What if it was a member of your family that was murdered and a friend saw the whole thing happen and decided NOT to get involved. How would that make you feel. We see it most everyday play out in other peoples lives but it yet has hit close to home for many of us. Many of us to even care, that is.

Should that stop you from feeling sorrow for those that have lost their lives? We’ll whats the difference than of having the right to have an abortion, just because you don’t want the child? The bible states – Thou shall not kill but what is abortion then if not killing?

The answers are in you, and the question is, isn’t it time for you to do something about it. It’s not just a Christian issue, it is an issue about where humanity with be 25 or 50 years from now. That is if you don’t take the time to do what you know is right. Just remember what might be right for one person, may not be right for all persons. Weather it is their right or not…

Jane Roe’s prolife commercial

Reversing Roe: The Norma McCorvey Story

Former Planned Parenthood Leader Abby Johnson on Life Unplanned

Planned Parenthood Abortion Sting!?!

Bishop  Andrew R. M. Manley DD., O.S.P.

Just an UPDATE… NEW, CCTV…

Blessings to you today and every day. I just want to take a moment and give you an opportunity to understand what God wants of you. The Holy Bible is not a book of do not, but rather a book of does for your life, so that you will have more of it, abundantly. This ministry of the Universal Life Church of the Celtic Cross, only wants to help you to have a better quality of life. And also to show you a positive direction for your path through it.

In this past month we started an out reach program through the YouTube web site. We call it ” CCTV “, and no it is not closed circuit television, but rather Celtic Cross TV. In setting up this media program it is brought to you from the heart. No it is not a truly professional production. Rather it is me and all of my imperfectness being straight forward with you and trying to help you to look at your life through a different set of eyes, so to speak.

At this moment there are 22 different types of video productions for you to watch and listen to. There are several different themes that have been done so that you may find one more to your liking than another or even all to your liking. And yes maybe even none as well.

What is on this website is an experience that we hope will help you to grow and even encourage you to do more with your life, instead of less. For life is a gift and it should never be wasted.

Anyways, here is the link to the CCTV broadcasts, we hope you enjoy them and keep checking back to see what is new. ( http://www.youtube.com/1celticcrossministry )…

IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION THAN PLEASE ASK. YOU CAN CONTACT ME HERE ON MY OPERA OR EMAIL ME AT,
http://www.2010cwn@gmail.com with your comment or concern. Outside of this short message of encouragement, I wish you a truly blessed day, everyday…

Sincerely yours in the service of Christ our Lord,
Bishop Andrew….